Friday, July 29, 2011 at 11:54 a.m.
Do you love wine but don't know enough about it?
If you want to learn what makes a Merlot different from a Malbec or taste a Monastrell from Spain, then head to The Blind Monk
in West Palm Beach.
Every Saturday, starting at 6:30 p.m. sharp, the wine bar's sommelier, Krystal Kinney, hosts a weekly Wine Wisdom tasting session. The best part: It's free.
Participants are able to sip, savor, and taste up to several wines as Kinney compares and contrasts a new category of vino. The topic changes weekly, often covering a specific region, country, or varietal.
But don't be late. Kinney's lessons are short and sweet, she said, about 15 to 20 minutes. And seats fill up quickly. Be one of the lucky few to participate, however, and you'll learn the difference between old- and new-world wines, or taste along with her as she explains how an oak-aged wine tastes versus one fermented in stainless steel.
"It's great for people who know what they like but want to try something new," said Kinney, who takes up to 20 people for each session. "Maybe you like Merlot but then you'll try a Monastrell from Spain, and it opens up a whole new world for you."
This Saturday, July 30, the Blind Monk is throwing a kink in the wheel, however. It'll be switching up its regularly scheduled weekly Wine Wisdom for a similar crash-course using craft beers.
Stop by and meet the Blind Monk staff, have a free taste, and stay for a few drinks. Charlie promises you won't be disappointed. Don't forget to get there early and snag a seat, as classes are limited to 20 participants.
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